By Elliot Foster
Conor Benn will return to the ring next weekend.
The welterweight, who has raced to 5-0 (3 KOs) since turning professional in April, had been set to return on November 26 at Wembley’s SSE Arena, live on Sky Sports.
But Benn, 20, was forced off the card, which featured the sensational professional debut of glittering Irish amateur Katie Taylor, after getting shingles.
However, the Ilford man is now recovered and has been added to the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF world heavyweight world title defence against Eric Molina on December 10 at Manchester Arena, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The news of Benn’s addition to the card, which features the aforementioned Taylor in her second paid contest against Swiss-based Brazilian Viviane Obenauf, was revealed on social media by his promoter Eddie Hearn, though no opponent has yet been confirmed.
The Joshua-Molina card, co-promoted by Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, features five other title fights, a heavyweight clash over eight rounds between Cuba’s Luis Ortiz and Conisbrough’s Dave Allen and the return of undefeated super-welterweight Marcus Morrison over six rounds.
Dillian Whyte will defend his British heavyweight title against former European champion and world title challenger Dereck Chisora on the bill in an official eliminator for the WBC belt and Kal Yafai bids to become Birmingham’s first world champion as he takes on WBA flyweight king Luis Concepcion of Panama.
Meanwhile, Hosea Burton defends his British light-heavyweight title in a rescheduled clash against Frank Buglioni, Callum Smith will defend his Lonsdale belt at super-middleweight against mandatory challenger Luke Blackledge and Scott Quigg returns to the ring for the first time since February, up at featherweight, against José Cayetano for the vacant WBA International crown.